Dr Mike Robinson was today announced as the new Director of Public Health for Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Kensington and Chelsea Council and Westminster City Council. He will start his new role in November 2015.
He has a strong track record in the medical field spanning 25 years in the NHS and local government. He joins the councils from the London Borough of Croydon where he has held the position of Director of Public Health since October 2012.
Dr Robinson previously worked as Director of Public Health at NHS Hounslow, NHS Wakefield District and East Leeds Primary Care Trust and was a clinical senior lecturer in Public Health for Nuffield Institute of Health.
He is also an elected board member of the Association of Directors of Public Health and a public health representative on the London Clinical Senate Council.
Dr Robinson will be based in Westminster and will report to Liz Bruce, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health. He will be responsible for improving local health and access to health services and advising on joint strategies as a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
He said: “It has been a privilege to lead the development of the public health function in Croydon over the last three years. I am delighted to be joining the three councils as the Director of Public Health. As the world we live in is changing at a faster pace, I look forward to ensuring that public health is at the heart of those changes to help improve people’s health and wellbeing.”
Liz Bruce said: “Mike will be a welcome addition to the team with his wealth of experience in local government and the NHS alongside his clinical background. Our innovative approach to improving health and wellbeing through a shared service across the three boroughs is an exciting opportunity for an experienced health professional such as Mike.”